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Wine Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch at Tidal today and were expecting to have an enjoyable meal based on previous reviews. We were however not expecting to have one of the best dining experiences we have had for ages. The food was of the highest quality and polished off...with excellent service. A huge thanks to all the staff at Tidal, we will return.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 8 May 2024 via mobile

Excellent meal and great service. You’ll be disappointed if you visit Merimbula and don’t have a meal here. I am sad for the times we’ve been to Merimbula without having a meal here. Meal was perfect. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 7 May 2024 via mobile

If you’re a foodie you will absolutely love this restaurant, bursting with flavour and cooked to perfection. Tidals menu is comprehensive with all local seasonal seafood, beef and lamb. We have been here many times, every dish is delicious seasonal and mouthwatering presentation. The seafood...platter is world class and nothing deep fried. The service is impeccable from the warm greeting to us leaving. Fiona is the ultimate host so knowledgeable warm and friendly, with informed recommendations re food and wine. Felicia made the best Margarita I have ever had. Her service and knowledge of there wines blew us away. Walking into Tidal which is opposite Merimbula lake with plenty of parking across the road. The ambience is dreamy, Warm with soft lighting. Perfectly elegant and relaxed, ideal for any occasion. Unlike other restaurant there is no time limit to enjoy this experience.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 April 2024 via mobile

Fresh and delicious seafood. We enjoyed natural oysters, scallops, bugs and whole flounder. Gluten free options aplenty including breads. Sauces were on the salty side. A good selection of Australian and French wines, aperitifs and cocktails. Pleasant and efficient staff. All round excellent experience.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 21 April 2024 via mobile

We had the most delicious dinner at this restaurant when on holiday visiting my father - we wanted to treat my father to a nice meal and all left very impressed. My husband ordered oysters and the flounder, my father the John Dory, and I...had the rib eye fillet - all were cooked to perfection and served with tasty sides. Our desserts were also divine. The service was excellent and the view directly across the lake a bonus. This will be my first choice for special occasion dining for my next visit to the region without a doubt.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024

Amazing food, good wines, great service. Out does its self for a coastal town. Would be at home in any fine dining setting in the metro areas. Wish there were more like this pace.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024

Fantastic restaurant with great views over Merimbula Lake. Staff were very accomodating and squeezed us in. Service was excellent. Food beautifully presented and delicious. Had 3 courses because everything was so tasty. Large wine list. Beautiful evening and highly recommended if staying in the area.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 March 2024 via mobile

We stopped here with a tour off of the Celebrity Edge and had about an hour to bum around the town. We were so excited to find this amazing waterside, open air place! Fiona immediately welcomed us and ushered us to a primo two top...table by the open windows. We were concerned that we wouldn’t have enough time to grab some drinks and a bite to eat, but she assured us that we had plenty of time. We ordered a couple glasses of local wine (Breakfast Creek Verdelho and Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc) which she swiftly brought to the table. We perused the menu and opted to share a barbecue shrimp appetizer. The appetizer came out quickly and was delivered with a smile by Chef Gavin. It was absolutely beautifully presented and the flavors matched the lovely presentation! It was a perfect balance of sweet and spicy, not to mention the shrimp were perfectly cooked. We were able to take in the amazing view of the water and enjoy our wine and beautiful snack! Highly recommend! We got dropped off at the visitor’s center (with about 40 other cruise passengers) and everyone with us converged on the closest restaurants/shops. This was literally a 3-4 minute longer walk down the street. We avoided the crowds, but more importantly the experience overall was wonderful (food, host, chef and ambiance)!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

The service is always outstanding. The view is awesome. The atmosphere fun and welcoming. The food OMG to die for. Fiona also makes the best Espresso Martini. I had lobster-which I have avoided lately and it is usually frozen ,thawed and tastes like a mouth...full of of soggy cotton wool. This was an exquisite blend of flavours and I could taste the lobster and it has the texture I expect. It was my dish of the day. MM but then there was that saffron cream sauce on the fish and the desert … too hard to choose . Dont miss this if you are in town. Gavin and Fiona do a wonderful job.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

My wife and I recently dined at Tidal Restaurant. It was outstanding in every way. The service was excellent and friendly with great advice regarding the menu. Food was exceptional with a great wine selection to choose from. Highly recommended. John & Sandra Elliman

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

Outstanding! Every time we visit the food is exceptional and the staff attentive and friendly. Chef Gavin and Fiona (owners) are fantastic people, excellent business owners and genuinely lovely people who appreciate everyone who walks through the door. Kind, thoughtful and so friendly. They really...are the real MVPs of Merimbula. The food is so good and you won't find fresher seafood! Cannot recommend Tidal more highly! Definitely need to put it on your to do list. Feb 2024 This little slice of Merimbula heaven is a must for anyone visiting the area. Mum lives here and I visit and each time we go to Tidal. Always consistent with service, atmosphere, dining, cleanliness and the food. Honestly shut up and take my Money! The Chef not only cares about the food but always comes out to see his diners and Fi who runs front of house is an amazing lady who also really wants everyone to have a great experience. All the 5 star reviews for Tidal. Believe them. Every. Single. One! Great place. Great team. Great experienceMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024

A great spot to have dinner overlooking the Lake, meet and greet at the door and shown our table straight away, service was great, our food was excellent and presented very well, menu and drinks were reasonably priced and it was good to see the...Chef talking to customersMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

Had a three course lunch at this restaurant which is set on the beach in Merimbula. All 3 courses were delicious and the service was wonderful and very friendly. I would highly recommend a trip to Tidal.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

Brilliant. I would say it is the best lunch, I have had in a long time and by far the best restaurant in Merimbula.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024 via mobile

One of the best seafood restaurants I’ve visited. Fresh local (Merimbula and Narooma) and imported (eg Sydney Rock lobster) seafood. Very friendly staff. Standard of seafood dishes excellent. Also French cuisine. All good.

Date of visit: January 2024
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5